Posted by Jimmy Yarbrough on April 08, 2004 at 07:04:04:
In Reply to: full moon posted by dropshot on April 08, 2004 at 06:04:47:
Dropshot-I have watched the bluegills and shellcrackers bed in my pond for many years. The spawning activity peaks 3 days before the full moon and by the day of the full moon is about over. Of course, cold fronts can change things, but with stable weather this is the case. Same for bass, except I have seen a lot of them bed on the new moon. One surprising observation is that the bass often bed right next to a bluegill bed. Guess they figure the bream have love on their minds and won't bother them. The bass also like to spawn around wood. I would think these pond observations would apply to a big body of water as well.
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